Tuesday, April 15, 2008

States' Rights

We all know that conservatives love States' Rights.

In the battle for marriage equality, it is common to hear conservatives say that the Federal Government need not be involved in marriage law. After all, they say, why should a State be forced against its will to honor the marriage laws of other States.

Well, State's Rights advocates, explain THIS, if you please.

WASHINGTON -- Americans with state-issued concealed weapons permits would be allowed to carry guns wherever they travel in the country under a bill introduced Monday by 3rd District Rep. John Boozman, R-Rogers.

The measure would eliminate a mishmash of concealed weapons regulations that vary from state to state, Boozman contends. All states would be forced to recognize concealed handgun permits from elsewhere.

Boozman's bill would require even Illinois and Wisconsin, which do not have right-to-carry laws, to recognize licenses issued in other states.


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